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Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of this season of Designing Worlds – when we pay the second of two visits to the Home and Garden Expo – is now on the web!

DW372 – Home & Garden Expo 2018 Part II from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We look at the Hunt (organised by the Meeroos and BeYou), the Breedables Fair, the Art Gallery andone of the great courtyard spaces that were prominent this year – this time for FIN. And we also talk to the designer SkyRider Varriale, who exhibited at the Expo this year, sponsored a region, and donated two houses to the popular Home Decoration competition.

Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we take a good look at the twelve houses that were featured in the Decorating contest, including a fantastic slideshow from Wildstar Beaumont. And we discuss the contest with Reven Rosca who was one of the organisers, with Kaerri Rae and Saffia.

You can read details of the results of the Decorating competition here.

Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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Home and Garden Expo - Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 11th June, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, when we pay the second of two visits to the Home and Garden Expo.

We look at the Hunt (organised by the Meeroos and BeYou), the Breedables Fair, the Art Gallery andone of the great courtyard spaces that were prominent this year – this time for FIN. And we also talk to the designer SkyRider Varriale, who exhibited at the Expo this year, sponsored a region, and donated two houses to the popular Home Decoration competition.

Home and Garden Expo - Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

You can read details of the results of the Decorating competition here.

And we take a good look at the twelve houses that were featured in the Decorating contest, including a fantastic slideshow from Wildstar Beaumont. And we discuss the contest with Reven Rosca who was one of the organisers, with Kaerri Rae and Saffia.

Home and Garden Expo - Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Make sure you don’t miss it – by joining us at 2pm SLT.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Prim Perfect or Designing Worlds blogs.

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Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – when we travel out of Second Life to visit the Inworldz grid, and discover non profit activities that are happening there – is now on the web!

Inworldz is one of the ‘walled garden’ alternative grids, which are based on the technology of Second Life, although many – like Inworldz – have developed their own alternatives to some of Second Life’s developments. But the ‘walled garden’ grids are different from the Open Grid and other associated grids like the Canada Grid, in that they don’t allow hypergridding – that is jumping from grid to grid.

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this show we look at some of the nonprofit communities in Inworldz, centred around Hope Island. We talk to Miss Eilidh McCullough and Bain Finch, and take a trip around the Hope Village community. And we also explore Relay for Life of Inworldz which was coming to its fruition the week we were over there.

RFLofIW 2017 - RFL Hope, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

RFLofIW 2017 – RFL Hope, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Find Out More:
Inworldz web-site: https://inworldz.com/
Hope Village (you will need to be on the Inworldz grid to access this link): http://places.inworldz.com/Hope/161/165/22

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 23rd October, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we will be travelling out of Second Life to visit the Inworldz grid, and discover non profit activities that are happening there.

Inworldz is one of the ‘walled garden’ alternative grids, which are based on the technology of Second Life, although many – like Inworldz – have developed their own alternatives to some of Second Life’s developments. But the ‘walled garden’ grids are different from the Open Grid and other associated grids like the Canada Grid, in that they don’t allow hypergridding – that is jumping from grid to grid.

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The advantage of the walled garden grids is that they offer the ability for creators to sell their work, and a measure of protection from copyright theft, and also, usually, at a cheaper price for land than Second Life. The downside is that for these grids to be sustainable, they need to attract a certain level of creators and residents – and that can be hard. But Inworldz is a grid that has succeeded better than most, not just in attracting residents but – and this seems to be the secret of successful grids – in building communities. Tinies, dinkies and elves all have strong communities here – and there are opportunities for ordinary human avatars – and creators too!

Hope Lodge, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope Lodge, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this show we look at some of the nonprofit communities in Inworldz, centred around Hope Island. We talk to Miss Eilidh McCullough and Bain Finch, and take a trip around the Hope Village community. And we also explore Relay for Life of Inworldz which was coming to its fruition the week we were over there.

It makes for a really fascinating show, so do come and join us at 2pm!

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Find Out More:
Inworldz web-site: https://inworldz.com/
Hope Village (you will need to be on the Inworldz grid to access this link): http://places.inworldz.com/Hope/161/165/22

RFLofIW 2017 - RFL Advocacy, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

RFLofIW 2017 – RFL Advocacy, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The first show of the new season (Season 25) of Designing Worlds – where we look back to the Relay for Life of Second Life Weekend held in July – is now on the web!

The Relay for Life weekend is the pinnacle of the annual campaigning for Relay for Life of Second Life, with the track running around amazing builds created by the organising committee, and past the stunning campsites created by the individual teams. We share builds that were beautiful and builds that are informative … and builds that are a mixture of both!

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we talk to just a few of the many, many people who were involved. It all makes for an amazing start to our new season!

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Designing Worlds is back for our autumn season – and we have some interesting shows lined up that will take us to a range of locations in Second Life … and to other virtual worlds as well!

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 18th September, for the first episode of the new season of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, where we will be looking back to the Relay for Life of Second Life Weekend held in July, looking at some of the stunning builds that were created there, and talking to just a few of the many, many people who were involved!

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Relay for Life weekend is the pinnacle of the annual campaigning for Relay for Life of Second Life, with the track running around amazing builds created by the organising committee, and past the stunning campsites created by the individual teams. We’ll be sharing builds that are beautiful and builds that are informative … and builds that are a micture of both!

It all makes for an amazing start to our new season, so join us at 2pm SLT in the studio.

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

You can read more about Relay for Second Life at: relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

If you are interested in other charity events in Second Life, take a look at our information about the Spoonful of Sugar Festival for Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières and about our own planned event for the Macmillan Coffee Morning: Cake Against Cancer! which we hold annually to raise funds for the UK charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

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FF2017 - The Rose, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

FF2017 – The Rose, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 3rd July, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, where we will be returning to Fantasy Faire for the second of our promised visits.

FF2017 - Kakushi Pasu, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

FF2017 – Kakushi Pasu, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode, we’ll be talking to Zander Greene, one of the organisers of Fantasy Faire, and talking to Faireland Designer Loki Violet, two of the organisers of the Fantasy Faire LitFest: Judi Newall and Gwen Enchanted, three of the roleplayers from the dystopian Outbreak, store owner Aikea Rierko and JenzZa Misfit, who shows us a ballet specially created for the Faire.

LitFest at FF2017 - Kakushi Pasu, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

LitFest at FF2017 – Kakushi Pasu, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we’ll also be exploring more of the stunning regions!

It’s a fun and beautiful show – so join us at 2pm SLT in the studio.

FF2017 - San Mora, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

FF2017 – San Mora, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

FF2017 - Dawn's Promise, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

FF2017 – Dawn’s Promise, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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